News of Note—Southern Telecom, Oracle, Colt and more

august 8 2017

> The cloud data center market is expected to reach $67.5 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of about 28.7%. Release

> Southern Telecom has hired Michael Lamar and Michael "Mickey" O'Kelley as carrier account executives to help with the company's southeastern expansion. Release

> The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced Oracle has joined CNCF as a platinum member to help make cloud native and container adoption easier for the enterprise. Release

> Colt is in the process of building a metro footprint in Singapore and has begun the buildout of a new metro network in Hong Kong. Release

> Google and Verizon are teaming up to oppose a new California broadband privacy bill that would replace the FCC rules killed by the Trump administration and the GOP earlier this year. DSL Reports article